This mod is based on the superb Heer Assault Gun Crew v.2 uniform mod made by Ez. It adds the reed-green HBT (herringbone twill) uniform issued to panzer and other armoured troops from 1943. Initially Stug crews were issued with a variety of uniforms, however in 1940 a feldgrauversion of the black woollen Sonderbekleidung der Panzertruppen(Special Clothing for the Panzer Troops) uniform was issued. The HBT uniform was a lightweight version of the woollen uniform meant as summer wear. It was similar to the reed-green drill uniform issued to armoured reconnaissance units from May 1941 intended to improve their camouflage. The HBT uniform featured a large pocket on both the chest and thigh, a factory applied national emblem on the chest, and loops and buttons for attaching shoulder straps. Many Panzerjäger, Sturmgeschützand armoured crews preferred this uniform to the heavy woollen uniform in summer and wore it over their feldgrauuniform in winter for additional warmth.
Also added to this mod are extra neck-ware/polo-neck colours and variations, and a field-made pair of commander’s trousers in Italian Telo Mimeticocamouflage Zeltbahnmaterial. I have also taken the decision to use the standard army Litzenwith red piping for collar patches. Although many Panzerjägerand Sturmgeschütz units wore the Panzertruppe totenkopfpatches and pins, it was generally those attached to Panzer divisions that adopted this practice. Most units attached to infantry divisions and independent brigades wore Litzen.
I design these mods for my personal gaming experience. I use a custom version of BarbaricCo’s WarMovie shaders ADVANCED v.112 for CMBN. You can compare what the mods look like without a shader in use by looking at the previews in the Dropbox folder here. Please don’t expect the colours within your own game setup to look exactly like they do in the preview images.
All thanks and praise to the mighty Ez for his original mods, help and inspiration, and of course to the guys at Battlefront for such a great and enduring game.
June 2019 – better late than never!